Blog #59: The Violin Fingerboard

This morning I noticed a new family of swallows. They made their nest right outside our kitchen window.  Here is the father... I have been working on putting on the saddle for the tailpiece to rest on, as well as shaping the fingerboard.  I have been carving out the underneath of it so there is no excess weight. I already shaped the top of the fingerboard when I had it tacked on in the white.  It has a sustained radius of 45mm.  I try to keep in mind the ease of position change for the player.  I then glue it on using hot Hyde glue. This glue is real excellent because it creates a vacuum as it cools and makes for a very tight joint. That's all for now.... Enjoy the weekend! Martin

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